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Does Autoimmune Disease Delay Seroconversion

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Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »

Can CMV delay seroconversion?

Dear Dr.Frascino,This is my second message. Please give me some responses. I am very worried about... Read more »

Can cystic fibrosis delay HIV seroconversion?

I just tested negative, and have cystic fibrosis. Does cystic fibrosis have any effect on HIV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

SPARTAC Trial: Treatment in Primary Infection for 48 Weeks Shows Small Delay in Disease Progression

The main objective in the SPARTAC trial was to look at the impact on disease progression from two different short courses of antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiated during primary HIV infection compared to no immediate ART. Sarah Fidler from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Combating HIV; Report Says Limited Testing in South Carolina Delaying Diagnoses

A study published on World AIDS Day in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that of more than 1,700 "late testers" diagnosed with HIV in South Carolina between 2001 and 2005, nearly three-quarters had visited a health care facility... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delay Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Patients With Cryptococcal Meningitis, Researchers Recommend

Dr. David Boulware, professor of infectious diseases and international medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, advised that in treatment-naive HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis, the meningitis should be treated until the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevention Must Overcome Denial, Focus on Human Consequences of Disease, Health Journalist Says

Although public health campaigns that encourage youth to delay sexual intercourse or have fewer partners "remain vitally important" in the fight against AIDS, "to date, many HIV prevention programs in Africa have proven surprisingly unsuccessful,"... Read more »
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psoriasis? delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
does anyone know if the autoimmune disease psoriasis would cause delayed seroconversion? just got tested and now this is eating away at me. responses/feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Autoimmun Diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone!
I wonder why a disease called Lupus can cause delayed seroconversation? Do a person with Lupus have low white blood cell or why does this disease cause delayed seroconversation? and what other Autoimmun diseases can cause delayed... Read more »

H1N1 vaccine, autoimmune diseases and other illnes

Posted by snake
Can H1N1 vaccine just recently administered, an autoimmune disease or other illness in your body delay seroconversion to HIV? Read more »

Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection but Hep C can delay it to 6-8 weeks.does anyone know what are the symptoms of HEPc ?

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